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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Will judge's ruling make Scutari Union County Dem chair?

Will Judge Dupuis' ruling make Sen. Nick Scutari
the next chair of the Union County Dems?

Will Judge Katherine Dupuis' ruling that the Union County Democratic Committee use open balloting to vote for a new chair make Sen. Nick Scutari the next chairperson?

While Acting County Chairperson Colleen Mahr advocated using voting machines to guarantee secret balloting, Dupuis spiked that possibility in ruling for Scutari.

Who will win? Hillside's Anthony Salters is sure to siphon some votes from each of the other two candidates. But will either Scutari or Mahr get 50% of the votes plus one on the first ballot?

And will everyone eligible show up to vote, or will some stay away?

My suspicion is that Scutari will win.

The real problem the County organization faces is to heal the hurt that is sure to be generated. That will require real statesmanship of a high order. Will it be forthcoming?

Barring a judicial appeal, the vote is slated to be taken at a convention of the County Committee set for Wednesday, Feruary 21, 7:00 PM, at the Gran Centurion in Clark.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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